BEd(PhysEd) Upper Class Honours (UB), GradCertEd(TerEd)(UB), PhD (HPE)(RMIT)
Dr Brendon Hyndman is a Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Postgraduate Studies in Education in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University. He has previously worked in the School of Education at RMIT University, Charles Darwin University and Southern Cross University with roles that have included the Manager of the Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Pre-service), Chair of School Board (Education), coordinator of Secondary PDHPE and Lecturing roles in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) across over a dozen units in primary and secondary school teacher education. Dr Hyndman has widespread experience both advancing (as a researcher) and applying educational knowledge (as a qualified & registered school teacher) across a diverse range of primary, secondary and tertiary settings. He has been involved in teacher education for over 10 years. As of February 2018, Hyndman had generated a total of 50 peer reviewed publications (accepted, published or in press), 12 education practitioner publications and had presented 25 conference presentations locally, nationally and internationally. He has received approximately $170,000 in university research funding. In 2017, he had his biggest research year to date producing 30 high ranking peer reviewed publications. A major contributor in the prestigious publication The Conversation, he recently proposed a heat protection policy for Australian schools which had 35,000 readers within two weeks of publication.
Dr Hyndman’s research has been focused on schools as a crucial setting to develop students’ physical activity participation, health and wellbeing. His research has been guiding teacher awareness of the range of influences and strategies to develop students’ engagement in physical activities via both informal, pedagogical and curricular approaches. The originality, innovation and impact of Dr Brendon Hyndman’s research is showcased by the media interest in his studies both nationally and internationally. He has developed national policies related to health, one of his latest research projects into heat influences informed the Department of Education (NT) School Heat Policy Guidelines and his simulation pedagogy project for online pre-service teachers (http://bit.ly/2eiWeSa) received a letter of recognition from the Prime Minister's office. He is the editor and primary author of the book 'Contemporary school playground strategies for healthy students' and co-editor of the upcoming book titled 'Health and Education Interdependence' . As of February 2018, his work had been cited almost 300 times.
Dr Hyndman's teaching areas of expertise include primary and secondary school Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and has experience in supervising HDR students at other institutions. His Course Director portfolio can be viewed at: https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/staff-contacts/course-director-portfolios
|Chris Stevens||PhD||Use of screens and literacy in Secondary Schools||Co-supervisor||In progress|
Dr Hyndman's research has been focused on schools as a crucial setting to develop students' physical activity participation, health and overall wellbeing. As childhood is a time for students to understand the world through a variety of activities and play, his research has been guiding teacher awareness of the range of influences and strategies to develop students' engagement in physical activities via both informal, pedagogical, curricular and technological approaches. The originality, innovation and impact of Dr Brendon Hyndman's research is showcased by the interest and recognition in his studies both nationally and internationally. Check out his simulation pedagogy innovation for online pre-service teachers (http://bit.ly/2eiWeSa) which received national recognition.
Dr Hyndman is currently working on projects related to weather extremes, social media and technology in the area of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE).
Best Presentation (Postgraduate category)
Hyndman, B., Telford, A., & Mooney, A. (2008). A comparison of teaching perspectives between undergraduate & graduate physical educators. Federation University Annual Research Conference 2008, Crossing Boundaries: connectivity, collaboration & confluence. Ballarat, Australia. November 5, 2008.
Best Research Presentation (Academic Poster category)
Hyndman, B. (2017). Creative Possibilities: The Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play (LEAP) intervention. 30th ACHPER International Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia. January 17, 2017.
Cyclone Debbie: Will students lose out from school closures? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-31/cyclone-debbie-has-closed-schools-but-will-students-suffer/8405552
*Previous service roles at other institutions have included Chair of School Board across three university campuses and Chair of the Awards provision committee.
Dr Hyndman has been involved with the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation (ACHPER) as a State Executive Officer, State Board Member, International Conference Committee member, International Conference Scientific Committee member and is on the editorial board of ACHPER’s Active and Healthy Journal. The Active and Healthy Journal is Australia’s only national Health & Physical Education-specific practitioner publication (https://www.achper.org.au/publications/active-healthy-magazine).
Hyndman B. Presentation to 4th year B.Ed (PE) undergraduates on the experiences of teaching within London, UK, 2009.
Hyndman B, Swan H, Larkin P. The development of the Mentoring & Application of Professional Practice In New Geologists (MAPPING) program. Presentation to the academic board, Federation University Australia, Mt Helen, 2011.
Hyndman B. The importance of attending university. Presentation to St Patrick’s College VCE students. Ballarat, 2007.
Hyndman B. The benefits to schools of the informal curriculum. Teacher Magazine Expert Research Talk Launch. Australian Council of Education Research, Camberwell, VIC. URL: http://teacher.acer.edu.au/teacher/article/the-research-files.